Wednesday, March 10, 2010

LOC Sneak Peek 1 - Vintage Rose

What a relief to be back online - I couldn't STAND being offline - the longest 24 hours of my life - it cut me off from all of YOU - not good!  I am happy to be up and running again  - I am very excited to be bringing you a 'Sneak Peek' of one of the four New Release art stamp sets from Layers of Colour. This one is indeed called 'Vintage Roses' and is just beautiful!    I have made two cards for you to see, both so different to show you the versitility of this set.

I have made an easel card, they great are they, so easy to make and so effective!  I have cut all of the roses out, stamping the curved one twice and creating a frame for the centerpiece.  These have been coloured with SU Chalks and a Blender Pen, I keep layering until I get the depth I am wanting.

The images are all popped up on foam dots, over some recycled lace, I must add here that I have picked ny colours for the roses from the gorgeous DP from Die Cuts With a View, it would have been very easy to go red or pink, but thought I would do something a bit different!

A strip of sheet music from an old hymnal has been distressed and layered onto some Olive CS and onto the DP on the base of the card.  I have added torn corners from the hymnal and layered them onto the same Olive CS.  Finishing off with a lovely old button that I have in my 'stash'!  The button has some gold filagree roses on it - perfect!


My next card is also from the Layers of Colour art stamp set Vintage Roses
 and has a totally different feel.  I have made this one monchromatic and just love the different sepia tones in it.  The roses have been coloured with SU Chalks/Pastels and a Blender Pen, note they are not coloured solidly, for a more natural effect,

Some thick recycles lace is attached across the middle of the card and some of the distressed hymnal is added ( I use the sheet music very sparingly!)   The rose is popped up on foam dots and the vintage corners added long with pearls in the opposite corners!  This is a simple card, just looks fuller!

I am linking this card to Stampin' for the Weekend  - Monochromatic

I am linking both these cards to the Crafty Calendar Challenge - Flower Power

Thanks for coming by and looking, I love seeing that you have been - you are so encouraging, thanks you.  Make sure you pop over to Layers of Color and see what they have happening, we have a special Guest Designer being announced today, many of you know her and LOVE her work - you can see who it is here.  The New Releases will be in the store on 15 March and you are able to win ALL of the New Releases - yes all four sets - don't be shy - check it out!!.  I will have another 'Sneak Peek' for you tomorrow and would love you to come back and see. 

In the meantime make sure you check out the other DT's Blogs and see their fabulous creations with the 'Vintage Rose' set

* Heather of The Patchwork Heart
* Kristine of Ink Something
* Jessica of Layers of Color
* Laura of Layers of Color
* Patter of Triple the Scraps

and our fabulous Guest Designer
* Abby of Abby's Garden

You can also become part of our  Layers of Color SNR Group and be part of all the exciting events we have happening, PLUS get some special deals for the LOC Group Members - we would love you to join us there.


  1. Linda, love how you created a circle out of the first set of hearts. Just gorgeous. And your second card is STUNNING! I love the colors you used and the vintage feel. Just wonderful work!! Have a blessed day and enjoy the party! :)

  2. WOW! LOVE your popping colors of this Linda and you showcased these amazing roses so well!! LOVE that wreath *Ü* I have this same paper pack--why I never think to use modern contemporary papers with these is beyond me. THANK YOU for your inspiration--it draws me out of my li'l Box! LOL. LOVE IT, LOVE IT! Have a wonderful day! x

  3. Oh Linda... I'm squealing with delight over this new set!!! I LOVE florals and these are soo pretty and I love both of your samples made with them! The first card is amazing!!! Love the papers, colors and of course your coloring! The second card is just amazing... the vintage feel of the neutral tones, the lace, corners... all soooo gorgeous!!! I love them and love the stamps!!! Glad you are back on line!

  4. WOW - Linda - both cards are GORGEOUS!!! Love the vintage look!!! Perfect take on the challenges!!! Hugs ~S~

  5. Absolutely stunning Linda. The colours are so lifelike..Loz

  6. Yikes, Linda, WOWee! Drop my jaw gorgeous! I thank God for you and your talents my friend!

    You're amazing!

    Rosie hugs to you, Linda!

  7. OMGoodness, Linda, both of your cards are absolutely amazing!!! The easel card and that pop of gorgeous color so stunning and the second one a little more muted but so very pretty with the lace and that soft paper...LOVE IT!! Hugs and blessings my friend, Sabrina

  8. OH Linda Girl! you are amazing! I wish I could keep up with you! Great colors I love the natural vintage roses with my faded paper of the music that is wonderful my fav! Have a great day dear one! Heather

  9. Linda you are amazing! I wish I could keep up...you are so talented! My favorite is the cream and aged roses with the music these are two of my absolute favorites! Keep up the super work. You are such a blessing, Happy Spring, Heather

  10. Your cards are stunning!! I love easel cards, and yours is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen!!

  11. Your monocromatic cards is sooo beautiful. I love how you have colered the roses and it goes so well with the sheet music.

    You sure are a good amassador for Layers of color. You make me want all the stamps they have got *LOL*


  12. Linda you have left me speechless with these two... just divine my dear, just divine! Love them and you have excelled yourself - once again :-)

  13. Beautiful! All of that layering makes for a spectacular card.

  14. WOW Linda your roses are stunning! Such beautiful colouring and a fabulous card.
    Welcome back to cyberspace!

    Sharon x

  15. WOW these are gorgeous Linda,the images are beautiful and the sheet music is perfect!!!
    Hugs xx

  16. WOWZERs...really pretty

  17. Hi Linda these are simply stunning those roses are beautiful and you are showing them off in all their glory with your wonderful colouring and designs...awesome work.

    Lorraine x

  18. Wow these are gorgeous! love the colours, so gorgeous

  19. Hi Linda. Those roses are gorgeous! I can't wait to see the full set. Beautiful projects!


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